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Bring Your “A” Game to the Ring

AKC Gazette breed column, Leonbergers—A solid knowledge of exactly what strengths and weaknesses you and your dog bring to the show ring, as well as strategies for maximizing your assets, can play a huge part in sharpening your competitive edge.

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8 Ways of Looking at a Dog Show Judge

AKC Gazette, “Times Past”—What makes a good judge? The judges themselves have been kicking around that question in our pages for 125 years. Here are some answers.   “It is first necessary for a judge to know dogs generally before

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2015 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Judging Panel Now Available

The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panel for the 15th Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to be held in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday, Dec. 12 and Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. Check to see who’s judging your

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New Year’s Wishes for Dog People

Pup Culture By Bud Boccone With just one tick of the clock, the old year’s cares are history and a fresh 12 months stretch out before us. Here are a few things worth hoping for in 2015. May Great Dane

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A New National Champion!

Congratulations to new National Champion dog “Charlie” and all the winners at the 2014 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship! The Skye Terrier topped a record entry of more than 4,100 dogs competing at the show December 13–14 in Orlando, Florida. The weekend

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Posted in AKC, AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, American Kennel Club, dog show, dog showing, dog shows, Dog Sports, Rare breeds

Pantroversy! Should Women Wear Pants in the Ring?

AKC Gazette “Times Past”— In the January 14, 1973, New York Times, dog columnist Walter Fletcher asked fanciers a contentious question: Should women wear pants in the ring? Here are some responses. Jeanette Cross I’ve made a practice of wearing

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Posted in AKC Gazette, dog show, dog showing, dog shows, Dog Sports, Times Past

AKC/Eukanuba Flashback: The Incomparable Miss Dorothy Nickles

AKC Gazette, “Times Past”—In December 2001 at the first AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, a self-described “little gal from Texas,” Miss Dorothy Nickles, put up the happy-go-lucky Bichon Frise named JR in her Best in Show ring. Miss Nickles was among the

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Posted in AKC Gazette, AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, Times Past
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